If most pre-built gaming PCs are little more than collections of off-the-shelf desktop parts, then HP's Firebird strays from the norm. Announced today alongside the dv2 laptop, the HP Firebird is a compact desktop that includes an Intel Core 2 Quad, dual Nvidia GeForce 9800S graphics modules, and a vertically mounted, slot-loading DVD or Blu-ray drive. Pricing will start at a fairly reasonable $1,799 when the machine becomes available on Friday.
Alongside the desktop CPU and mobile graphics processors, the Firebird features an nForce 760S SLI-based motherboard, a sealed liquid cooling system, 4GB of DDR2-800 memory, dual 2.5" hard drives, an external 350W power supply, and a mix of ExpressCard/54 and PCI Express x1 expansion slots. HP quotes dimensions of 7.5" x 17.8" x 18.9" and a weight of 24.4 lbs, so while the Firebird isn't exactly a small-form-factor build, lugging it away to LAN parties probably won't injure your back.
You can learn more about the system by visiting Voodoo PC's Firebird product page. Oh, and hit the image gallery below for some renders of the Firebird from different angles.
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